We were driving on the highway one day when we had a military officer stopped us at a checkpoint. After leaving the checkpoint, my wife commented; “He’s such a young officer.” I replied; “He might be young but the authority he carries is huge. We stopped, not because of him, but because of what he represents.”

Friend, kingdom authority is not by size but by status. Devils respond to us, not because of our size but because of our status; we belong to the Kingdom and we have been placed far above principalities and powers (Ephesians 2:6). This understanding must be your consciousness if you would rule and reign on earth.

The littlest saint is more powerful than the strongest demon. The devil is no match for a saint with the right understanding. We don’t cast out demons because we are ministers of the gospel, but because we are sons of the kingdom. This signs shall follow those who believe, not those who are pastors or ministers of the gospel (Mark 16:17).

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11). Ignorance is lethal in this kingdom. It is not enough to be born again, you need to be taught how to exercise your authority in Christ. What the devil takes advantage of us is our ignorance. Knowledge is what helps you to appropriate kingdom authority (Psalms 82:5-7, Hosea 4:6, John 8:31-32).

You need to learn how to unmask the devil. The Bible never said that the devil is a lion, it says he’s like a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8). He may appear or roar like a lion but he’s not one. The devil is a clown and it’s only children that run away from a clown. When you grow, you would not run away from the devil, you would rather run him out of your life and affairs.

To cast out devils is to order out devils (Mark 16:17). We are supposed to run the devil out of our affairs. Whether in your business, family, health, workplace or environment, you are to exercise the authority of the kingdom to dominate that sphere (Hebrews 11:32-34). Assure yourself today that the greater One lives in you; you are an overcomer anytime, any day (1 John 4:4)!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria